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Plants` size, age impact productivity more than climate

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:36

A new study has revealed that the size and age of plants has more impact on their productivity instead of climate that has a relatively minor direct effect on net primary productivity.

Whales help in `boosting` our ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 18:11

It turns that ocean`s largest and subtle creatures, whales, are more crucial for balancing our ecosystem than actually known.

Cisco announces tie-up with ELCIA

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 20:35

ELCIA has been chosen for this ambitious project as it is the only brown field ESDM cluster in the country.

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

Last Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014, 14:40

The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.

Govt plans socio-economic survey in forest villages

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 10:45

The Centre is planning to conduct an exclusive socio-economic survey of the people living in and around forest areas to bring forth the role of forest products and ecosystem in their lifestyle.

`India well-poised to play constructive role in global net governance`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:13

India is well-poised and willing to play an important and constructive role in evolving the global Internet governance ecosystem and to make it more credible, Vinay Kwatra, Indian representative at the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance has said.

Arid areas absorb unexpectedly high amounts of atmospheric carbon

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 20:46

A new research, conducted over a period of ten years in Mojave Desert, has found that arid areas absorb an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere.

Clock on climate change ticking: John Kerry

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 13:21

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) drew a grim picture in its latest report on global warming, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that "the clock is ticking" and asked countries to match the urgency of response with the scale of the science.

Asteroid wiped out ocean species by triggering acid rain

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 16:22

Scientists have claim that the asteroid which caused the Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico, wiping out the dinosaur population from the Earth.

Smoke-water solution can stimulate seed growth: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 13:28

Researchers have engineered a simple apparatus which can create smoke solutions and help stimulate seed germination, a study said.

Cabinet approves plan to sustain Himalayan ecosystem

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:09

The union cabinet Friday approved a mission aimed at developing capacity to assess the "health status" of the Himalayan ecosystem, and facilitate policy-formulation for development of the mountainous region.

India-born scientist identifies 400-mn-year-old fossils in US

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 21:47

The pre-historic legacy of what is now the United States could be redefined thanks to an Indian-born scientist in a New York university who has identified fossils that may be as old as 400 million years through a technique that can benefit many other researchers.